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American Flag Afghan



This easy crochet afghan pattern from Lion Brand Yarn features red and white stripes in chunky Homespun yarn. Crochet stars are affixed to the blue background after the afghan is complete. You'll have a blast making the little stars for this patriotic afghan.  It's great to show off your American pride and a perfect blanket to bring with you to the 4th of July fireworks.

American Flag Afghan


  • 4 balls Homespun® Yarn in Antique (A)
  • 3 balls Homespun® Yarn in Deco (B)
  • 2 balls Homespun® Yarn in Colonial (C)
  • 1 ball Wool-Ease® Yarn in Fisherman
  • K-10.5 and H-8 crochet hooks


Gauge:  10 sts + 10 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet with K hook; 10 sts + 6.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) in double crochet with K hook. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.


Almost all of (A) and (B) are used. Break ends closely so that additional skeins are not required.

  1. With larger hook and A, ch 151.
  2. Row 1 (RS) Dc into 3rd ch from hook and each ch across - 150 dc (including t-ch).
  3. Row 2 (WS) Ch 2, turn. Dc in next dc and in each st to end, dc in top of beg ch.
  4. Rows 3-6 Rep Row 2. At end of Row 6, finish last st with B and drop A.
  5. Rows 7-1 2 With B, Rep Row 2. At end of Row 12, finish last st with A and drop B. Continue alternating 6 rows A; 6 rows B until there are 6 stripes, ending with 3rd B stripe.
  6. Begin FIELD FOR STARS in C as follows With A, ch 2. turn. Work 89 dc more (90 sts); finish last st with C and work 1 dc in each of next 59 de, 1 dc in top of t-ch. Continue working 60 sts in C and , alternating the rem 90 sts in A and B stripes as established. When 13 stripes have been completed, fasten off.


Stars (Make 32)

  1. Ch 3, slip st to form ring.
  2. Rnd 1 Ch 1, work 5 sc in ring, slip st to beg ch.
  3. Rnd 2 Ch 1, work 3 sc in each sc, slip st to beg ch - 15 sc.
  4. Rnd 3 *Sc in first sc, ch 5, slip st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last ch, skip 2 sc; rep from * around, end with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.
  5. Position the stars on the field and sew them into place.

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The American Flag Code says that the flag shall not be used as bedding or wearing apparel so what can you do with this other than hang it on the wall?

rce3 5462374

I and my sister-in-law made this same afghan over 40 years ago for my sister! It is exactly the same pattern. I have lost the pattern over the years-but so thankful you have it! THANKYOU! THANKYOU!

linda 1292995

You can get the patterns at lionsbrandyarn.com by searching the Free Patterns for patriotic. The scarf, hat & aphgan are in crochet & knit patterns.


I would like the pattern for the scarf also.

kennedyauto 2621554

I would like to make the scarf in the picture, does anyone know where the pattern for the scarf is??

twillyard 8815138

Everyone keeps asking for the size it is approximately 60"x33" depending on your stitch.

camilleroylance 6700321

I need to know the size of this afghan, i know it was mentioned before , but why only 32 stars and not 50?

reneejudson 9479363

Need to know the size of this flag when finished. Also, why are there only 32 stars??

raesiesusand 1091278

@laineysews, We suggest you contact the pattern designer directly for help with the sizing; the designer is specified in the byline. I hope this helps! --Editors of FaveCrafts


The patterne looks easy enough to follow.....even the little stars. However, the finished size is not listed and I'm too lazy to do the math using the stitch guage and total stiches. Thank you.


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